Samuel Leong (Australia, China)
Professor Leong is Associate Dean (Quality Assurance & Enhancement) of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Head of the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He is also the Director of the UNESCO Arts in Education Observatory for Research in Local Cultures and Creativity in Education and Director of Research of the International Drama/Theatre Education Association. His professional work spanned education, performance, broadcasting, business and administration, including interdisciplinary research collaborations and co-directing the Australian National Review of School Music Education (2004-2005). He has been awarded competitive grants from the Australian Research Council, Hong Kong Research Grants Council and Arts Development Council of Hong Kong and has given invited presentations at the World Learning Conference, WAAE Arts Education Summit, World Creativity Summit, convened the Interdisciplinary and Creative Arts Education Summit and co-organized the International Polylogue on Arts Education World Summit.